Russia responded to the threat to the United States because of the "Nord stream — 2"
In Russia reacted negatively to the words of Mike Pompeo on the possible introduction of sanctions against the "Nord stream – 2".
On Wednesday, the Secretary of state said that companies participating in the construction of the pipeline should be "immediately removed" from the project. Otherwise they will have to deal with the consequences. He added that implies that the measures provided for by law CAATSA ("ON countering the enemies of America by sanctions"). Similar restrictions can also touch a second branch of the "Turkish stream".
State Duma Deputy Igor Ananskikh said that the US is thus trying to promote the supply of its liquefied natural gas to Europe.
"It is more expensive, less profitable, and it is absolutely not necessary to European consumers because of the price: GAZ from the USA is more expensive and, consequently, the costs of European products will also become more expensive," he was quoted RT.
The politician underlined that "Northern stream — 2" is not a project of "Gazprom" with the participation of large European companies, and its purpose is to supply cheap gas to the European market.
The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the state Department's actions, using political pressure for unscrupulous competition.
In her view, this demonstrates the weakness of the American system, which no other existing instruments, in addition to power techniques.
Senator Konstantin Kosachev called the actions of the Washington political blackmail. He drew attention to the absurdity of the statements of the us government: America's enemies are recognized by more than 120 European companies, the majority from France and Germany, allies in NATO.
"But the United States decided that the best European business and the German authorities know what is needed in Europe to ensure its energy security," he said.
The Deputy of the state Duma Leonid Slutsky said that disrespect for anyone's interests except their own, which show US, sooner or later it will boomerang on Washington.
In Nord Stream AG 2 statement Pompeo called the neglect of the interests of European industry.
The company said that the Dutch, French, Austrian and German companies have pledged to invest nearly a billion euros. With more than a thousand companies from 25 countries are fully committed to its completion.
The operator also noted that the cessation of construction of the pipeline threatens the Europeans overpayments for gas in the billions of dollars.
In early June, the U.S. Senate introduced a bill which provides for the extension of restrictive measures concerning the construction of "Nord stream — 2". As stated by the authors of the document, it applies to all involved in the gas pipeline, the court, as well as those who facilitated the provision of these vessels and their work.
This is not the first attempt by Washington to prevent the implementation of the project. A bill providing for sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2", were introduced to the house of representatives of the Congress from Democrats and Republicans. Moreover, at the end of December last year, the United States passed the defense budget, which assumed the restrictive measures against companies involved in the construction. Because of this construction refused Swiss Allseas.
After that, Russia said that able to complete the construction of the pipeline.